"Kiddie Kollege is a great place for my son to learn to get along and learn."
"My daughter loves going to school, and gets excited"
"My daughter gained knowledge in leadership skills, cognitive thinking, problem solving, freedom in art/expression, patience, and attributes that will help her excel to the next level."
"Eliza has become so much smarter and is learning so much! From learning how to play with others, her ABC's and so much more."
"My daughter was behind with peer socialization and with her speech. In the few short months she's been in Ms. Erin's PreK class her social skills and speech have dramatically improved! I have been extremally impressed with Ms. Erin and the Kiddie Kollege's dedication and devotion to their students growth and education."
"My two small boys have been attending Kiddie Kollege for the past year and it has been a wonderful experience. Administration and staff are very caring and work hard to provide a safe, engaging, and loving environment for all children.
My husband and I have been amazed at the growth we have seen in our boys. They love going to school! We feel fortunate to have a quality early childhood learning center like Kiddie Kollege in our community."
- Elizabeth Zurliene, August 2022
Wayne County has Highest “Reach” in State
According to report released by Erikson Institute “High Quality Data Table and Map for High-Quality Care in Illinois”, Wayne County has the highest percentage of children in the state receiving childcare subsidies who were in a Gold Circle of Quality program (Kiddie Kollege) in FY19. The percentage of children reached was 189.74% (includes children in adjoining counties) and the closest other county was Richland County at 54.44%. Erikson Institute contacted Dr. Jill Andrews to determine how Wayne County had such an outstanding capacity for reaching children in the area. Dr. Andrews’s response was that “Wayne County had, over the years, created a seamless educational system for children ages prenatal through age five; had integrated referral procedures within each early childhood agency; and, that area agencies that provide services for children and families in Wayne County meet bi-annually through the Wayne County Early Childhood Advisory Council to continue to identify children who need early childhood services.” Dr. Andrews was asked to document her system to share with other IL counties. The data for this study was provided by IDHS and INCCRRA.
"The Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development and the Illinois Department of Human Services have launched a pilot program to test an approach to child care quality improvement. 36 centers committed to participate in the program, including the Kiddie Kollege Early Childhood Center in Fairfield. Among other things, the pilot will pay up-front for salary and staffing pattern enhancements centers need to meet standards beyond basic licensing. The federal grant is funded through calendar year 2021 and can be renewed for 2022." Kiddie Kollege has currently attained the highest Circle of Quality that the state confers (Gold) and is NAYEC accredited.
"I feel my child having attended 2 years of prek at Kiddie Kollege has helped really get him ready for kindergarten and prepared him for going to a bigger school."
- Molly Selph, April 2022
"The prek program is wonderful and Ms. Erin has done a fantastic job. My son has learned so much this year, it amazes me. Sometimes he says things I had no idea he even knew. I feel it has also helped a lot with his behaviors and he has made lots of good little friends! We have had a wonderful year overall and now my son is ready to start kindergarten in the fall!"
- Morgan Whitlow, April 2022
"This has been a great program for my son. He’s made many friends and has learned so much. He is always excited to share what he’s learned, and we bond over that."
- Brittany Peddicord, April 2022
"My daughter is eager to go to ISBE prek everyday. She loves her teachers too! She sings her songs for me at home and tells me everything she learns. Thank you for teaching my child!"
- Jackie Simpson, April 2022
"The ISBE PreK has helped my child improve on communication and social skills. The prek does a lot of hands on activities and crafts that my child learns from and enjoys. I have noticed a great amount of improvement in my child over the school year."
- ISBE prek parent, April 2019
"My favorite part of the ISBE prek is all the fun and learning songs my child has learned and performs at home."
- ISBE prek parent, April 2019
"Weekly topics were great this year! My daughter was always excited to tell me what she had learned about and the activities that were incorporated into the lessons."
- Kayla Hough, April 2019
"My child loved having Mrs. Greathouse. She even wanted to play school at home, often pretending to be her."
- Amy Carter, April 2019
"I am very pleased that we chose Kiddie Kollege as Madilyn's first PreK class. She has learned so much and enjoys it! Mrs. Greathouse and Ms. Erin have been wonderful and my daughter loves them too!"
- Allysa Walters, April 2019
"My son loves his teachers Mrs. Greathouse and Ms. Erin!"
- Chelsea Carter, April 2019
"The staff is nice and understanding and very involved. My child loves it here!"
- Jahayla Smith, April 2019
“Services are very well. Always kept notified on things going on, things that happen and what my child is doing and learning.”
- Jason Savage, April 2019
"I am very pleased with everything from the preschool."
- Vivian Robertson, April 2019
"My daughter has learned a lot in ISBE. I'm confident she will be ready for Kindergarten."
- Brittany Schmittler, April 2019
"My child has excelled wonderfully this year."
- April Walker, April 2019
"Our son has learned so much from this preschool program. He started when he was three years old and he loves it. I feel like the teachers really care and I would recommend this program to any parent."
- Shanna Austin, April 2019
"My daughter's behavior and listening skills have improved. Her manners have always been decent but she has learned how to remain focused and throws less fits."
- Casey Morris, April 2019
"We appreciate the program!
- ISBE Prek Parent, April 2019
"We appreciate the PreK program and the hardworking staff who take time to care and encourage our kids."
- Carrie Dagg, April 2019
"Friendly people and awesome services!!"
- ISBE Prek Parent, April 2019
"My son loved the class, his teacher, he was always amazing me with stories of what he learned overly excited and using words that he learned even I don't use on a regular basis."
- Angeline Hancock, April 2019
"I feel my children have learned a lot this year. I highly recommend the program as it is helpful in many ways. The staff and teachers are very welcoming to parents, students, and others. Teachers and staff are very helpful in the areas that your children need to work on as well as informing you of so to work on with them. If someone were to ask me where to start early learning for their children or who I shall have work with them my response to them would be Kiddie Kollege that would be my first recommendation."
- Lee Rothe, April 2019
"Thank you so much! I've watched both our boys blossom in prek. The teachers were and are so kind. Next year will be very different not having Kiddie Kollege in our daily lives. We've made a lot of memories over the last four years and I will miss seeing and talking to everyone. Thank you for sending me pictures, talking to me about activities at home, and just being there when I had concerns. Thank you for making our boys feel special and loved. Thank you for taking care of them. Thank you for preparing them for Kindergarten and challenging their growing minds. Thank you for being a part of our family!!"
- Vanessa Anderson, April 2019